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Hawkeyes Defeat DePaul 6-1
Iowa dominates, winning five of six singles matches
Senior Hilary Mintz led the Hawkeyes on Friday night.
Senior Hilary Mintz led the Hawkeyes on Friday night.
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Feb. 23, 2007

IOWA CITY, IA - The 59th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the DePaul Blue Demons 6-1 Friday night at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Iowa claimed five singles wins, and the doubles point in the match to improve to 4-3 on the season. The Blue Demons claimed one singles match and one doubles match, falling to 5-5 on the year.

The Hawkeyes started off strong, taking two of three doubles matches. The number two team of Hilary Mintz and Merel Beelen defeated Petra Rehusova and Kirsten Gambrell 8-2. The number three doubles team of Kayla Berry and Kelcie Klockenga won 8-3. The number one team of Jacqueline Lee and Mili Veselinovic fought hard but fell 6-8.

"It was good to get the doubles point" said Head Coach Daryl Greenan. "It led us into a strong performance in the singles matches."

The Hawkeyes dominated the Blue Demons in singles, winning five of the six matches. Veselinovic fought from behind for an exciting 6-2, 2-6 (10-7) win. Klockenga was also well tested, earning a 7-5, 7-5 win. The other Hawkeyes to win were Mintz (6-1, 6-2), Berry (6-4, 6-0) and Beelen (6-1, 6-0).

"This was a good win for us. DePaul was a very scrappy team tonight" Greenan said. "I was impressed with our close wins at the end to give us the 6-1 win."

The Hawkeyes return to action on Sunday, when they travel to South Bend, Indiana, to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

RESULTS
Singles

1. Dunja Antunovic (DePaul) def. Jacqueline Lee (Iowa) 6-1, 7-6
2. Mili Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Petra Rehusova (DePaul) 6-2, 2-6 (10-7)
3. Hillary Mintz (Iowa) def. Kirstin Gambrell (DePaul) 6-1, 6-2
4. Kayla Berry (Iowa) def. Bonyana Murisic (DePaul) 6-4, 6-0
5. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa) def. Anya Mihaldinch (DePaul) 7-5, 7-5
6. Merel Beelen (Iowa) def. Clare Chmiel (DePaul) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
1. Antunovic/Mihaldinec (DePaul) def. Lee/Veselinovic (Iowa) 6-8
2. Mintz/Beelen (Iowa) def. Rehusova/Gambrell (DePaul) 8-2
3. Berry/Klockenga (Iowa) def. Murisic/Shamel (DePaul) 8-3

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